The American electronic commerce and technology group announced the possibility of Amazon launching its first satellites for Project Kuiper in the last quarter of next year.
Amazon has invested a lot of money in its program to put satellites into orbit for quite some time. For example, the group wants to give consumers around the world access to broadband internet.
The first two satellites, KuiperSat-1 and KuiperSat-2, will be prototypes. It will be sent into space aboard an RS1 rocket made by ABL Space Systems. That company wants California to conduct a test flight with such a missile this year.
The two satellites are set to be the first of a fleet of more than 3,200 satellites from Amazon.
Amazon isn’t the only major party investing heavily in satellites. Tesla chief Elon Musk is also making significant progress in this area with his aerospace company SpaceX. Musk is progressing well, as his company already has about 2,000 satellites in space. Earlier this year, he also estimated that his satellite network, Starlink, would be able to deliver a broadband internet across the globe, except in the polar regions. Musk’s Starlink system is already active in several countries.
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